Period
to 22 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 376 407
Rank change year-on-year -52 +31 +12
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 503 672 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.62% 0.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.42% 5.53% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 446 409
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
UK median hourly rate - £27.60 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.14% -11.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.60 £98.75
% change year-on-year - -72.05% +203.85%

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11384 12150 13266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.87% 11.22% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7381 7855 8439
UK median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 425 426
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £57.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -5.38% +8.01% +7.63%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 6 months to 22 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -42 493 £475 +5.56% 101
UK excluding London -13 304 £450 +4.65% 62
London -21 195 £500 +2.04% 39
South East -34 120 £473 +5.00% 32
North of England +38 68 £450 +5.88% 12
East of England +3 58 £475 +11.76% 3
North West +13 42 £475 +12.43% 6
South West -26 29 £501 +30.00% 5
Midlands +15 24 £413 +1.41% 10
Yorkshire +38 23 £338 -22.86% 4
West Midlands +39 15 £413 +10.00% 9
East Midlands -21 8 £375 -11.76% 1
Scotland +6 5 £325 -35.00%
Wales -2 3 £275 -45.00%
North East - 3 £500 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 235 (46.72%) Information Security
2 211 (41.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 172 (34.19%) CISSP
4 128 (25.45%) Finance
5 124 (24.65%) CISM
6 122 (24.25%) GDPR
7 93 (18.49%) Cybersecurity
8 85 (16.90%) Firewall
9 78 (15.51%) ITIL
10 74 (14.71%) Windows
11 72 (14.31%) SIEM
12 71 (14.12%) Risk Management
12 71 (14.12%) Degree
12 71 (14.12%) Data Protection
13 70 (13.92%) Project Management
14 68 (13.52%) Microsoft
14 68 (13.52%) Data Centre
15 66 (13.12%) Linux
15 66 (13.12%) Management Information System
16 65 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
17 63 (12.52%) CISA
18 60 (11.93%) Security Architecture
19 57 (11.33%) Cisco
20 53 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
21 52 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
22 50 (9.94%) Retail
23 46 (9.15%) COBIT
24 44 (8.75%) TOGAF
25 43 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
25 43 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (4.37%) Apache
1 22 (4.37%) Tomcat
2 19 (3.78%) JBoss
3 14 (2.78%) IIS
4 11 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.39%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.19%) Apache Solr
6 6 (1.19%) CMS
6 6 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.99%) Mule
7 5 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.20%) Confluence
11 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.38%) Office 365
3 17 (3.38%) SaaS
4 12 (2.39%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.80%) IaaS
7 3 (0.60%) Akamai
7 3 (0.60%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.20%) G Suite
8 1 (0.20%) GitHub
8 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (16.90%) Firewall
2 35 (6.96%) Network Security
3 26 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (4.57%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.57%) Wireless
5 20 (3.98%) VPN
5 20 (3.98%) WAN
6 19 (3.78%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (3.78%) Internet
7 18 (3.58%) DNS
7 18 (3.58%) LAN
8 13 (2.58%) SAN
9 12 (2.39%) DHCP
9 12 (2.39%) SSL
10 10 (1.99%) NetScaler
11 9 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.39%) BGP
12 7 (1.39%) LDAP
12 7 (1.39%) OSPF
12 7 (1.39%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.99%) Hadoop
3 9 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.19%) Apache Hive
5 6 (1.19%) DataStax
6 5 (0.99%) MariaDB
6 5 (0.99%) MySQL
7 4 (0.80%) HBase
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.80%) Sqoop
8 3 (0.60%) Big Data
8 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.60%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Jenkins
1 7 (1.39%) JIRA
2 6 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.99%) Hudson
4 4 (0.80%) Subversion
5 3 (0.60%) Maven
6 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.20%) GitLab
7 1 (0.20%) JUnit
7 1 (0.20%) Mockito
7 1 (0.20%) Selenium
7 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.20%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 128 (25.45%) Finance
2 50 (9.94%) Retail
3 33 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 31 (6.16%) Banking
5 28 (5.57%) Legal
6 19 (3.78%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.99%) Law
8 8 (1.59%) Local Government
9 5 (0.99%) Marketing
10 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (21.07%) Architect
2 74 (14.71%) Analyst
3 72 (14.31%) Consultant
4 61 (12.13%) Project Manager
5 58 (11.53%) Security Consultant
6 56 (11.13%) Security Architect
7 55 (10.93%) Security Analyst
8 51 (10.14%) Security Manager
9 32 (6.36%) Information Security Manager
10 29 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
11 26 (5.17%) Information Security Consultant
12 25 (4.97%) Information Analyst
12 25 (4.97%) Information Security Analyst
13 23 (4.57%) Information Manager
13 23 (4.57%) Security Engineer
13 23 (4.57%) Security Specialist
14 21 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
14 21 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
15 19 (3.78%) GDPR Project Manager
16 18 (3.58%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.18%) RESTful
2 14 (2.78%) Spring
3 13 (2.58%) REST
3 13 (2.58%) Web Services
4 12 (2.39%) .NET
4 12 (2.39%) Middleware
5 11 (2.19%) SOAP
6 9 (1.79%) Hibernate
7 8 (1.59%) jQuery
8 7 (1.39%) JMS
9 6 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (1.19%) HTML
9 6 (1.19%) JSON
9 6 (1.19%) JSP
9 6 (1.19%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (1.19%) SAML
9 6 (1.19%) Struts
9 6 (1.19%) XML
10 5 (0.99%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.52%) Data Centre
2 66 (13.12%) Management Information System
3 43 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.96%) Data Protection Act
5 27 (5.37%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.58%) CESG
7 17 (3.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 16 (3.18%) PKI
9 9 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
9 9 (1.79%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.59%) Cyber Attack
10 8 (1.59%) Freedom of Information Act
11 7 (1.39%) EPoS
11 7 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.39%) PMI
11 7 (1.39%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.19%) Clustering
12 6 (1.19%) FMCG
13 5 (0.99%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.71%) Windows
2 66 (13.12%) Linux
3 32 (6.36%) Unix
4 22 (4.37%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.79%) Mac OS
6 9 (1.79%) Solaris
7 8 (1.59%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.80%) AIX
9 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.40%) CentOS
10 2 (0.40%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) Android
11 1 (0.20%) Debian
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE
11 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (46.72%) Information Security
2 93 (18.49%) Cybersecurity
3 78 (15.51%) ITIL
4 72 (14.31%) SIEM
5 71 (14.12%) Data Protection
5 71 (14.12%) Risk Management
6 70 (13.92%) Project Management
7 65 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (11.93%) Security Architecture
9 52 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (8.75%) TOGAF
11 43 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
12 40 (7.95%) Security Operations
13 39 (7.75%) Security Management
14 34 (6.76%) Vulnerability Management
15 33 (6.56%) Business Continuity
15 33 (6.56%) Incident Management
15 33 (6.56%) ISMS
15 33 (6.56%) PRINCE2
16 32 (6.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.15%) SQL
2 29 (5.77%) Java
3 17 (3.38%) Python
4 10 (1.99%) Perl
5 8 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.39%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.19%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.99%) C
9 3 (0.60%) C#
9 3 (0.60%) PHP
10 2 (0.40%) C++
10 2 (0.40%) Ruby
11 1 (0.20%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 172 (34.19%) CISSP
2 124 (24.65%) CISM
3 71 (14.12%) Degree
4 63 (12.52%) CISA
5 35 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (6.36%) SANS
7 27 (5.37%) Security Cleared
8 21 (4.17%) CCNP
8 21 (4.17%) SC Cleared
9 17 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (3.18%) SSCP
11 15 (2.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 15 (2.98%) CCSP
11 15 (2.98%) CRISC
12 14 (2.78%) CLAS
12 14 (2.78%) MCSE
12 14 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (2.58%) CESG Certified Professional
13 13 (2.58%) GIAC
14 12 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (41.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 122 (24.25%) GDPR
3 46 (9.15%) COBIT
4 33 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 22 (4.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (3.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.99%) ISO 22301
8 9 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (1.59%) FedRAMP
9 8 (1.59%) GPG13
9 8 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (1.59%) PA-DSS
10 7 (1.39%) PMO
11 6 (1.19%) ISAE 3402
11 6 (1.19%) RMADS
11 6 (1.19%) SLA
12 5 (0.99%) HMG Infosec
12 5 (0.99%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.80%) ISO 8583
13 4 (0.80%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.39%) XenApp
4 7 (1.39%) Docker
4 7 (1.39%) vSphere
5 6 (1.19%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.80%) HDFS
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) Firmware
9 1 (0.20%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) vCloud
9 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (3.98%) SCCM
2 17 (3.38%) Puppet
3 9 (1.79%) WSUS
4 8 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.59%) Nessus
4 8 (1.59%) SCOM
5 6 (1.19%) Kibana
5 6 (1.19%) logstash
6 5 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (0.99%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.99%) Nagios
6 5 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.60%) Ansible
7 3 (0.60%) Nexpose
7 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.40%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.40%) QRadar
8 2 (0.40%) RANCID
8 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 68 (13.52%) Microsoft
2 57 (11.33%) Cisco
3 31 (6.16%) VMware
4 28 (5.57%) Splunk
5 25 (4.97%) CheckPoint
6 24 (4.77%) F5
7 22 (4.37%) Palo Alto
8 19 (3.78%) Oracle
8 19 (3.78%) Qualys
9 18 (3.58%) McAfee
10 15 (2.98%) Citrix
11 14 (2.78%) LogRhythm
11 14 (2.78%) Rapid7
12 13 (2.58%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.39%) Tufin
14 11 (2.19%) Dell
15 10 (1.99%) IBM
16 8 (1.59%) Juniper
16 8 (1.59%) Sophos
16 8 (1.59%) Symantec